Panathinaikos 0-2 Copenhagen: Gilberto v N’Doye battle decides the outcome

October 1, 2010
Panathinaikos 0-2 Copenhagen: Gilberto v N’Doye battle decides the outcome

Dame N’Doye scored the first, created the second, and Gilberto Silva received two yellow cards for fouling him twice. Read more »

Schalke 2-0 Benfica: two diamonds, little sparkle

October 1, 2010
Schalke 2-0 Benfica: two diamonds, little sparkle

Schalke eventually found a way past Benfica, in a game between two sides lacking confidence. Read more »

How Mainz stopped Bayern – in ten steps

September 30, 2010
How Mainz stopped Bayern – in ten steps

Mainz are THE story of the European season so far – top of the Bundesliga with six wins from six. Read more »

Valencia 0-1 Manchester United: 4-5-1 v 4-5-1 becomes 4-4-2 v 4-4-2, and United nick it late on

September 29, 2010
Valencia 0-1 Manchester United: 4-5-1 v 4-5-1 becomes 4-4-2 v 4-4-2, and United nick it late on

Smash and grab – Javier Hernandez’s late goal settled a tight contest. Read more »

Ajax 1-1 Milan: neither plays their best football

September 29, 2010
Ajax 1-1 Milan: neither plays their best football

An entertaining first half, a much less interesting second half, and a point apiece. Read more »

Chelsea 2-0 Marseille: Chelsea win relatively comfortably without playing well

September 28, 2010
Chelsea 2-0 Marseille: Chelsea win relatively comfortably without playing well

Chelsea are onto six points after a victory over Marseille that was in doubt for longer than it should have been. Read more »

Twente 2-2 Ajax: thrilling contest, fair result

September 28, 2010
Twente 2-2 Ajax: thrilling contest, fair result

Last year’s Eredivisie top two share the points in an open, attacking game. Read more »

Werder Bremen 3-2: Hamburg: Wesley-inspired Bremen make Hamburg pay for wasted chances

September 27, 2010
Werder Bremen 3-2: Hamburg: Wesley-inspired Bremen make Hamburg pay for wasted chances

A thoroughly entertaining battle ended with a win for the home side thanks to a late Hugo Almeida goal. Read more »

Roma 1-0 Inter: Roma win it from the bench

September 26, 2010
Roma 1-0 Inter: Roma win it from the bench

Substitute Mirko Vucinic scored a superb last minute header to record a crucial win for Roma. Read more »

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: Tevez wins it

September 25, 2010
Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: Tevez wins it

Chelsea’s 100% run ends with a third consecutive defeat to Manchester City. Read more »

Bordeaux 2-0 Lyon: a tight game won in the second half thanks to three factors

September 22, 2010
Bordeaux 2-0 Lyon: a tight game won in the second half thanks to three factors

Yoann Gourcuff’s return to Bordeaux was an unhappy one, as the home side won a good contest. Read more »

Sampdoria 1-2 Napoli: late turnaround as Hamsik and Cavani snatch the win

September 20, 2010
Sampdoria 1-2 Napoli: late turnaround as Hamsik and Cavani snatch the win

Napoli dominated the game and yet fell behind, before rallying in the final ten minutes to record their first win of the season. Read more »

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: Busquets takes ‘modern centre-half’ role a little further

September 20, 2010
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: Busquets takes ‘modern centre-half’ role a little further

Barcelona claim a narrow victory in a fixture they’ve found difficult in recent years – but Lionel Messi was injured late on. Read more »

Benfica 2-0 Sporting: Cardozo double seals win

September 20, 2010
Benfica 2-0 Sporting: Cardozo double seals win

Benfica achieve a much-needed victory in a cagey Lisbon Derby. Read more »

Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool: Berbatov x 3

September 19, 2010
Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool: Berbatov x 3

Manchester United threw away another two-goal lead – but a Dimitar Berbatov hattrick saved them. Read more »

Bayern 2-0 Roma: Ranieri’s side show shocking lack of ambition

September 17, 2010
Bayern 2-0 Roma: Ranieri’s side show shocking lack of ambition

Bayern dominated the game from start to finish, but it took a superb Thomas Müller goal to break the deadlock. Read more »

Barcelona 5-1 Panathinaikos: the away side take the lead, but eventually crumble

September 17, 2010
Barcelona 5-1 Panathinaikos: the away side take the lead, but eventually crumble

Barcelona had another scare, but hit back to record a convincing victory. Read more »

Werder Bremen 2-2 Tottenham: Schaaf’s early tactical shift rescues a point for Bremen

September 15, 2010
Werder Bremen 2-2 Tottenham: Schaaf’s early tactical shift rescues a point for Bremen

A frantic game that Spurs looked set to win at a canter, only to be pegged back in the second half. Read more »

Barcelona 0-2 Hercules: Valdez beats Valdes twice to give Hercules shock victory

September 14, 2010
Barcelona 0-2 Hercules: Valdez beats Valdes twice to give Hercules shock victory

Barcelona were defeated by a two-goal margin in La Liga for the first time under Pep Guardiola, at the hands of newly-promoted Hercules. Read more »

Porto 3-2 Braga: Hulk dominates the game

September 14, 2010
Porto 3-2 Braga: Hulk dominates the game

A great encounter with some terrific goals – Porto narrowly recorded an important victory. Read more »

Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna: Özil stars in narrow victory on Mourinho’s home debut

September 13, 2010
Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna: Özil stars in narrow victory on Mourinho’s home debut

The Jose Mourinho effect: Real Madrid averaged exactly three goals per game at home last season – here, they began with just one, but it was enough to get the three points. Read more »

Juventus 3-3 Sampdoria: All-out-attack from both sides produces a superb match

September 13, 2010
Juventus 3-3 Sampdoria: All-out-attack from both sides produces a superb match

A brilliant, open, end-to-end classic as Miloš Krasić and Antonio Cassano dominated the game. Read more »

Cesena 2-0 Milan: familiar problems for Milan

September 12, 2010
Cesena 2-0 Milan: familiar problems for Milan

Newly-promoted Cesena have four points from two tough opening games against Roma and Milan after this deserved victory. Read more »

Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

September 11, 2010
Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

Manchester United concede two goals in stoppage time for the first time in Premier League history and throw away what seemed a certain win. Read more »

Norway 1-0 Portugal: A crazy Eduardo mistake and a resilient Norwegian defensive display

September 9, 2010
Norway 1-0 Portugal: A crazy Eduardo mistake and a resilient Norwegian defensive display

Portugal continue their dreadful start to the qualification group – after two games they’re already five points behind table-toppers Norway. Read more »

Argentina 4-1 Spain: good audition for Batista

September 8, 2010
Argentina 4-1 Spain: good audition for Batista

Argentina beat Spain at their own game – passing them off the pitch, and finishing chances ruthlessly. Read more »

Switzerland 1-3 England: more positives for Capello

September 7, 2010
Switzerland 1-3 England: more positives for Capello

England dominated the majority of the game and fully deserved their victory. Switzerland were very underwhelming. Read more »

Estonia 1-2 Italy: a decent start for Prandelli

September 6, 2010
Estonia 1-2 Italy: a decent start for Prandelli

Italy fell behind and looked to be struggling for goals, but Estonia’s awful marking from set-pieces came to their aid. Read more »

France 0-1 Belarus: A compact Belarus side with a classic smash and grab

September 5, 2010
France 0-1 Belarus: A compact Belarus side with a classic smash and grab

A disastrous start for Laurent Blanc, in his  first competitive game as France manager. Read more »

England 4-0 Bulgaria: Hattrick for Defoe as England cruise to victory

September 4, 2010
England 4-0 Bulgaria: Hattrick for Defoe as England cruise to victory

A great start, a quiet first half and then a dominant end to the game, as England opened their qualification campaign with a much-needed high-scoring win. Read more »

FIFA’s 289-page Technical Report on the 2010 World Cup – in 15 points

September 3, 2010
FIFA’s 289-page Technical Report on the 2010 World Cup – in 15 points

This week, FIFA have unveiled their ‘technical report’ on the 2010 World Cup. Read more »